Vancouver Realtor, Early Life & Career
Born in Wainwright, Alberta and raised in Beautiful British Columbia, Tony grew up in one of the West Coast’s most culturally diverse communities – East Vancouver. Influenced by a long familial line of successful entrepreneurs, he started his own web design & marketing business when he was only 21 years old.
In 2000, inspired by his client’s automotive company, he followed his passion for cars and opened his own auto parts business online – Revspot.com
“My first office was a 300 square feet basement suite comprised of a cellphone, laptop, fax machine and inventory stacked to the ceiling.”
Revspot.com quickly became a premier distributor in Canada, evolving from importing to manufacturing, branding, and launching its own product lines into large retail chain stores across the country.
SR Auto Group
Within a decade, amidst multiple office expansions and mergers, Tony became a co-owner of SR Auto Group – buying out the original company he once worked for. With his eclectic, visionary marketing and exemplary service standards, this new venture would become Vancouver’s most prominent Luxury & Exotic Automotive Boutique.
“I wanted this company to be extraordinary and to create a concept so unique that it would elevate the industry.”
In 2009, Secret Entourage published an interview chronicling his company’s success: http://www.secretentourage.com/success-stories/sr-auto-group/#more-4889
Venture into Real Estate
Tony embraced the idea of blending modern automotive with art, fashion, music and fine living – building alliances with top Realtors to promote Vancouver’s most sought-after real estate.
“I love making connections wherever I go. There is always an opportunity to work together, collaborate creatively and do something great with someone in a completely different industry.”
He began to promote luxury real estate through his company’s website & hosting exclusive events, marketing multi-million dollar homes alongside bespoke supercars – evolving from automotive to lifestyle.
Seeking a fresh challenge, he made a natural transition to this dynamic real estate industry. With it, he brings his extensive network, “perfection-driven” service standards, signature marketing and most importantly, his ability to cater to each client’s individual lifestyle needs.
“Everything we do revolves around the way we live, where we live and ultimately ~ our unique lifestyle.”
Elisa and Denise Lau
Thank you so much for helping my mom and I find our beautiful home in the Burnaby North area. As this is our 3rd home in 30 years, we have had the opportunity to work with quite a few realtors in the purchase/sale of our house in the past and I am confident to say that you have outperformed all of them. We are really impressed by your professionalism and dedication to provide above and beyond service to your clients.
You have been instrumental in ensuring all issues/questions were followed-up with the builder and all outstanding work was completed before possession date. You have made this process so easy for us. We are really impressed that you are always on top of things by ensuring all paperwork is completed and distributed to all parties timely and always providing a fast turnaround on all action items and inquiries. We really appreciated that you have kept and organized all our relevant documents (e.g. purchase agreement, floor plans, inspection reports) until possession date so that they do not get lost during the move. Thank you for always being on time for all appointments.
Thank you, Tony, for making this a VIP experience. We are very lucky to have such a dedicated, responsible and reliable agent. We also really appreciated you arriving earlier to the house on the possession date to ensure all last minute work was completed by the builder (no surprises) and everything was in order (all keys tested and accounted for, all manuals and documents/reports were neatly organized) before our arrival.
I have no hesitation to highly recommend you to all family and friends. We look forward to working with you again in the future!
I wanted to share my experience with those who would be looking for real estate in the busy Vancouver market. Looking for a condo in Kitsilano, we had an extensive must-have list including being close to a great school for our Grandson.
He understood the market and helped us with finding the perfect place. Every aspect of the purchase was managed very professionally with humour and patience.
From financing to the house inspection, all details working with the Strata group for the building was made workable through Tony’s attention to detail. It is not often that you find a real estate agent who understands the dynamics of what we hoped to buy.
I would highly recommend Tony as a capable and caring person who made the transaction as simple as possible. I had the extra stress of not being from Vancouver and so not knowing the market as well as some native residents of Vancouver. I am most grateful for Tony’s expertise.
Mendel and Sally Kwan
Tony found us the perfect family home in North Vancouver last year. He took our wish list and matched it to a rare gem of a 1950s bungalow that had undergone extensive renovations for modern living but still had its mid-century charm.
In our search, he was always available to deal with our concerns and provide helpful insight. From an antiquated fifty year old covenant to Feng Shui concerns over the location of the master bedroom, Tony was able to navigate through all of it with ease. We would like to thank him and also recommend him to anyone looking to buy a new home.
Wendy and Morris Sam
Searching for a home can be a daunting task for first-time home buyers, but our search was made much easier (and fun) with Tony as our agent. Tony was always well-prepared, punctual, and very patient with us. He would go the extra mile to assist us, and was always very accessible by phone and by email. We never felt rushed to make a decision, and we felt that we had his full attention all the way.
With his market insights, Tony helped us narrow down our search based on our particular needs and goals. Our search was definitely more efficient with Tony’s help when compared to searching on our own.
Thank you, Tony, for all your help and assistance. We love our new place, and couldn’t be happier to have worked with such a genuine and professional realtor.
As a first time home buyer, I wanted a find a place that would be suitable for my lifestyle, be close to work and perform well as a long term investment. Having known Tony personally and professionally for many years, I had the utmost confidence in his ability to assist me as a realtor. It was important to me that he didn’t just assist clients to buy real estate, but he himself is also an active investor.
Our search started in Burnaby and to be honest, I never thought I would end up finding the perfect place in False Creek. Tony really helped me stay focused on my objectives, lifestyle and numbers – showing me what would and wouldn’t be a wise investment. He is always ahead of schedule, meticulous with paperwork and before each appointment, prepares a professional itinerary for the day.
Tony, I expected nothing less than a first class experience and you still exceeded my expectations.
Thank you for finding my first home!
Tel. (604) 889-3368